The Immigration History Research Center and Archives share a mission to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences, especially in the U.S.; and support public programming and outreach efforts that connect U.S. immigration history research to contemporary issues and communities.
More details to be available soon about the upcoming talks by this year's recipients of the IHRC/A Grant in Aid awards: Danielle Battisti (University of Nebraska - Omaha) - Order Sons of Italy in America; Maddalena Marinari (St. Bonaventure University - New York) - Undocumented Italian migrants; John Ryan (University of Northern Colorado) - Italian American identity in the Massachusetts immigrant press.(Continue Reading)February 17th, 2015
Finding aids are online guides to the collections in the IHRC Archives.
Search thousands of photographs, illustrations, texts, and other archival materials selected from the IHRCA's collections using the UMedia Archive.
IHRCA's books are catalogued by the University of Minnesota Libraries and their bibliographic records are accessible in the online public access catalogue MNCAT.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has recently made content from the Digitizing Immigrant Letters (DIL) project accessible through its search portal. Building on a collaboration with the DPLA and Europeana digital libraries begun in 2012, the present inclusion of the IHRCA's digital archives in the DPLA will make the materials accessible to more researchers and in a wider context.(Continue Reading)April 29th, 2015